1972 Satellite 318

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  1. Big Gene

    Big Gene Member

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    Hello,
    I thought I would share with you how I came to own my Plymouth, not a great tale but to be honest I'm new to this and haven't got a lot else to share.
    I recently swapped my '77 Blazer for a 1972 Satellite 318. To be honest I wanted a '69 but the chap I bought the Blazer off didn't have one (and I couldn't afford it even if he did) but told me to come and have a look around his stock. He told me over the phone he had '72 and would do a straight swap, I wasn't really interested but had had enough of the Blazer.
    When I saw it, it totally blew my mind! you just don't get cars like this in Europe! I think the word I am looking for is 'epic' the car is vast and I had to have it.
    I am now a complete Mopar convert and won't be going back.
    It is in pretty good shape apart from a few minor things, the reverse lights not working and the speedo not going back to zero. I am certain it has been resprayed, as I have the original build sheet which says it had a vinyl roof and as you can tell someone has tried to make it more like a Roadrunner. It's a southern State car, originally from Tennessee. So no rust.

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    Getting a car registered in Luxembourg is a little tricky, especially if you want to have classic car status. Everything on the car has to be pretty much period, and everything must work properly. So once I discovered the speedo wasn't going back to zero I thought I would just order one from the US like had done for various parts for my Blazer and 1970 Mustang. I then learned it was not so easy!
    After searching the internet for hours I decided to try and get an image of the speedometer that was like mine and one appeared which happened to be on this forum. I joined and contacted 'Moparmarks' and bought it. He was very helpful and accommodating to my limited knowledge. I now just have to put the new dial cluster in, which from what I gather is not a quick job.
    The snow has set in here and so I have time to fix the car before the roads are free from salt and then I can go to the ministry and register it. I just want to thank all those who have given me help and advise so far, I couldn't have got this far with out your help.
    I will let you know how I get on.
     
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    • Big Bad Dad

      Big Bad Dad Well-Known Member

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      Welcome! Also, check your speedometer cable. It could possibly be needing lubrication or replacement. If the cable is sticking or binding it may cause the speedometer problem too.
       
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      • ddpsnake

        ddpsnake Well-Known Member

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        ssssssssssssweet ride.
         
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        • 68sprtsat383

          68sprtsat383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          Welcome
           
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          • moparmarks

            moparmarks FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            Nice 72. Love the color.
             
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            • 66383

              66383 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              :welcome:From Ky. Nice trade.
               
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              • Budnicks

                Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Latter FBBO Gold Member

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                nice 72

                welcome to FBBO
                 
              • polywideblock

                polywideblock FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                g'day from Australia :welcome:
                 
              • Teek

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                Welcome from Michigan!

                Was your '77 Blazer in equal condition to the Satellite? From the looks of your pictures you got the better end of that trade! Blue is my favorite color and that blue on your Satellite is awesome!
                 
              • Don Frelier

                Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                Welcome from NY.
                Very pretty car best of luck with it.
                 
              • Big Gene

                Big Gene Member

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                Many thanks everyone.
                The Blazer was in good condition, but I do think I got the better deal!
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              • ricks_RR

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                welcome from N.H. nice ride
                 
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